[whatwg] Audio synthesis
ian at hixie.ch
Mon Jul 20 15:59:12 PDT 2009
On Mon, 6 Jul 2009, Charles Pritchard wrote:
> Use a sound of varying pitch to hint to a user the location of their
> mouse (is it hovering over a button, is it x/y pixels away from the edge
> of the screen, how close is it to the center).
> Alter the pitch of a sound to make a very cheap midi instrument.
> Pre-mix a few generated sounds, because the client processor is slow.
> Alter the pitch of an actual audio recording, and pre-mix it, to give
> different sounding voices to pre-recorded readings of a single text. As
> has been tried for "male" "female" sound fonts.
> Support very simple audio codecs, and programmable synthesizers.
Cool, thanks, I've noted these in the spec's source. I think some of these
would indeed justify adding an API in the next versions of the language.
On Tue, 7 Jul 2009, Philip Jagenstedt wrote:
> For all of the simpler use cases you can already generate sounds
> yourself with a data uri. For example, with is 2 samples of silence:
> library and see if you can actually do useful things with it. If the use
> cases are compelling and require native browser support to be performant
> enough, perhaps it could go into a future version of HTML.
A JS library attempting to do this would definitely be helpful in
determining how much need there is for this.
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